4th Annual International Sensation Celebration:

"Use your Senses One Step at a Time"
A Sensory Awareness Event!

During National Sensory Awareness Month In cities worldwide
October 2012

ORGANIZERS: Go to our 2012 Organizer page to find tips and tools.

As we near the end of 2012 we will recap all of the events that were organized around the world in support of the SPD Foundation or as awareness events for National Sensory Awareness Month. Please see the bottom of this page for the recaps.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation invites you to organize, support or attend a SENSATION CELEBRATION to raise awareness of sensory challenges and funds in support of SPD research, education and advocacy. Contact Communication Program Manager, Susanne Geiler for details or to volunteer.

Our SENSATION CELEBRATION truly embodies the dedication and triumph that families who are raising children with Sensory Processing Disorder find every day. These families, like the dedicated scientists and doctors who continue researching SPD, all began this journey "One Step At A Time". Now you can join these remarkable families and researchers in communities all over the world by participating in our annual international event!

This year we've teamed up with an online resource for Colorado-based non-profits like ours whose mission is to "improve quality of life by increasing community generosity and involvement." makes it very easy to collect donations for fundraising by allowing you to create your own customized, online fundraising page no matter where you live. You can find instructions for creating your own fundraising campaign on GivingFirst.org and more details on our 2012 Organizer page.

Organizers can plan a walk-a-thon, fun-run, community walk or any type of fundraising/awareness event they choose. Or, if you just don't have the time to organize a community event, then just set up your own personal fundraising page, gather pledges and go take a walk yourself, maybe inviting your family and friends to join you! All you need are your walking shoes and a desire to see research for Sensory Processing Disorder continue.

Organizers are encouraged to schedule their SENSATION CELEBRATIONS during National Sensory Awareness month in October but are free to hold their events any time during 2012 if a different month is more suitable in their area.


We will provide...

  • Step-by-step instructions on setting up your fundraising page online
  • Ideas
  • Handouts
  • Publicity tips
  • Sample flyers and letters
  • Essential forms and checklists
  • An SPD Foundation coordinator to provide support and suggestions
    And more!


Cherry Hills, Colorado
Susanne Geiler
October 19, 2012
Gala and Auction Event
Over $30,000 raised

Gunnison, Colorado
Staci Melby
October 28, 2012, 1pm-3pm
Sensory Awareness Walk
Over $1400 raised

Cooper City, Florida
Rebecca Gonzales
The month of October

$250 raised to date

Jacksonville, Florida
Shannon Palmer
October 6, 2012, 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Children's Yoga and Family Walk
An awareness event

Lakeland, Florida
Jackie Graves
October 20, 2012

$95 raised

Meridian, Idaho
Krissy Fulton
October 14, 6pm-9pm

An awareness event

Independence, Missouri
Meggin Finkeldei
October 13, 2012
Download flyer here

Over $2200 raised

Chatham, New Jersey
Michele Gorman
October 7, 2012

Over $2300 raised

Clayton, North Carolina
Amanda Brethauer
November 14, 2012, 6:30 PM

C3 Church 8246 Cleveland Rd, Clayton, NC 27520

Toledo, Ohio
Jennie Harding
October 13, 2012, 3pm-5pm, Rehab Dynamics
Download flyer here

Panama City, Panama
Carla Mae Spirito
October 28, 2012 3pm-7pm
B-Happy (Indoor Playground)
$2900 raised

El Paso, Texas
Renate Garcia
October 27, 2012, 3pm
Fine Arts are Sensational
Casting Call

Casper, Wyoming
Maria Wonsor
October 7, 2012 2pm-5pm

Liesinger Hall parking lot, Casper College campus
An awareness event

The month of October

$75 raised to date

NEED TOOLS, TEMPLATES OR TIPS? Find them here. Can't find what you need? Email Susanne